Where is the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

Democratic Republic of the Congo is located in the region at latitude -4.038333 and longitude 21.758664 and is part of the African continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 4° 2' 18.00'' S
  • 21° 45' 31.19'' E

You can see the location of Democratic Republic of the Congo on the world map below:

Democratic Republic of the Congo Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Democratic Republic of the Congo (CD) are:

  1. Angola (AO)
  2. Burundi (BI)
  3. Central African Republic (CF)
  4. Congo (CD)
  5. Rwanda (RW)
  6. South Sudan (SS)
  7. Tanzania (the United Republic of) (TZ)
  8. Uganda (UG)
  9. Zambia (ZM)

Maritime Borders

Democratic Republic of the Congo borders the Atlantic Ocean.

Pin showing Democratic Republic of Congo on a map

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Democratic Republic of the Congo Key Facts

CountryCongo (the Democratic Republic of the)
CoordinatesLatitude: -4.038333
Longitude: 21.758664
Country CodesAlpha 2: CD
Alpha 3: COD
Country Flag Emoji🇨🇩
Int. Phone Prefix+243
Capital cityKinshasa
Continent
Subcontinent
Africa
Country Area2,344,858 sq km
Population 202192,377,986
World Rank: 16
Median Age15.6
Life expectancy59.2
Major languagesFrench
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 2
  • UTC+01:00 (WAT) — provinces of Équateur, Kinshasa, Kongo Central, Kwango, Kwilu, Mai-Ndombe, Mongala, Nord-Ubangi, Sud-Ubangi and Tshuapa
  • UTC+02:00 (CAT) — provinces of Bas-Uele, Haut-Katanga, Haut-Lomami, Haut-Uele, Kasaï, Kasaï-Central, Kasaï Oriental, Lomami, Lualaba, Maniema, Nord-Kivu, Sankuru, Sud-Kivu, Tanganyika, Tshopo and Ituri Interim Administration
Internet TLD.cd
Biggest AirportN'djili International Airport (Kinshasa)
Average temperature25.00 °C
77.00 °F
Administrative Divisions1 city 25 provinces
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

Democratic Republic of the Congo Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLow income
World Bank RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CurrencyCongolese Franc (CDF)
GDP in 2020$48.7 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 86
GDP per capita in 2020$544
World Rank: 187
Major Industries / Economic SectorsMining, agriculture, manufacturing, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, South Africa, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Brazil
Top 5 Export CountriesChina, United States, South Africa, Belgium, United Arab Emirates

Biggest Cities in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Here are the largest cities in Democratic Republic of the Congo based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Kinshasa 15,056,000
Kananga 1,971,704
Lubumbashi 1,786,397
Mbuji-Mayi 1,559,073
Kisangani 935,977
Kikwit 637,736
Bukavu 436,779
Likasi 422,535
Kolwezi 418,000
Beni 332,903

Map of Democratic Republic of the Congo with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Region